Web site: www.trailsRus.com
For more information contact Debby Spencer and Judy Ross
P. O. Box 51153, Bowling Green, KY 42102.
Phone: 270-781-6858 Cell: 270-792-5300 E-mail: Spencerdebby@aol.com
400 Miles of Sales
for a "Shop till you Drop" Experience!
is happening again! The
“Antiques, Collectibles and STUFF!” 400
Mile Sale across Kentucky from Washington, (the south end of Maysville), located
on US 68, 4 miles from the banks of the Ohio River and only one mile from Route
9, the AA Highway - all the way to Paducah and back again! A gentleman
from Richmond, Ohio, came into one of the shops in Washington during a previous event and showed the owner a 14k gold pin he had purchased for $1 among other
gold jewelry he had found at bargain prices.
Washington Shopkeepers are inviting all residents and businesses to participate
by having Yard Sales that weekend the whole one and one-half miles all along Old
Main Street and to ask their family, friends and neighbors to bring their items
to the resident’s yards for a joint sale.
Most of the shops will be having sales inside their
shops located along the street of this 1700’s village.
This is great way to showcase our community and we are either a starting
point or at the finish line!
is much to experience after leaving Washington as one travels further west
toward Paducah – Blue Lick’s State Park, Paris, Harrodsburg - including
great barbecue, live music and a number of small festivals along the way.
Representatives from Maysville, Washington, May’s Lick, Carlisle,
Mt. Olivet, and Paris attended the Planning meetings for the northeastern
portion of Hwy 68. That covered
just about every town along Hwy 68 from Maysville to Lexington so we are
prepared for this event and our visitors!
it is not just the buyers who love this event.
One of the Washington Shopkeepers had numerous people come into her shop and say they had
their van stuffed full of purchases, but still found room for more items
in Washington. Another Washington
Shopkeeper reported people from Illinois and other states say they took their
vacation to travel these 400 miles in Kentucky each year since the event began
and to look for them every year. An
antique shop owner in Paris said she sold more on the first day of the sale than
she had previously sold during the entire 4 days the year before.
“Wednesday evening (before the sale even started) I sold $400 worth of
“stuff” before I could get my truck unloaded”, said one vendor.
“People were definitely here to shop and buy”, stated another seller
who practically sold everything he had the first day and had to go back and get
two more truckloads.
This will be the tenth year for this event and many anticipate it more
than quadrupling in number of yard
sales setting up along
the route. This
400-mile 4-day event, which takes place all across Kentucky along historic Hwy 68/80, is something you will not want to miss!
the 2012 Event:
Anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale across Kentucky -June 6-9, 2013
2012 SHOPPER RESPONSES
& Tommy Curreri from Winchester, Kentucky traveled from Maysville to
Campbellsville, staying at French Quarter Inn in Maysville.“When
my husband and I first saw the cow bell which was near Harrodsburg on our way
west which we were like 200 miles into our trip, my husband passed on it. We
traveled all the way to Bowling Green, stopping at various sales and each time
he said he wished he would have gotten the bell. The next day on our way home,
we were on the look out for the home where the cow bell was, hoping it was still
there. To our surprise and excitement, it was and we did purchase it this time
for the asking price of $20.”
One of the favorite places to stay was the Days Inn in the Maysville – Washington area. 2 WSLETTER - Page 13
two sisters that were from Texas that came to Maysville KY and stayed and they
said they were planning on doing the whole route. My cookie jar collection was a
hit. Sold just about all I had. Was very pleased with the sales.” – Vicki set up at the May's Lick Fire
The itty bitty town of May's Lick was voted as a favorite stop by many.
used this event as a fundraiser for our local CASA program. While we didn’t
make as much money as we had hoped, we were pleased with the results and learned
what to do and not to do next year! - Another
sale in May's Lick.2012
NEWSLETTER - Page 15
OF PEOPLE WERE WINNERS AT THIS YEAR’S 400 MILE SALE.
should see all the bargains we found and the friends we made along the way!
WHO CAME THE FURTHEST:
Anand Rao from Rajastman India
Larrissa Roach from Misawa Japan. This is their 3rd year attending
400 Mile Sale and plan on coming back next year! :)
were also shoppers from Canada and England, but they didn’t
in so we have no way to know who they are ...)
WHO CAME FURTHEST WITHIN THE USA:
Bill & Katherine Christmas from Oak Harbor, WA
T. Smith & Renee Hayflick from Vancouver, WA
David Hayflich & David Mansion from California have been
2009. Just look for the big yellow truck coming down the road!
eight win 2012 400 Mile T-Shirts!
THE FURTHEST DISTANCE OF THE SALE PURCHASING ITEMS ALL ALONG THE WAY
Karl Steinbiss from Seaford, DE and his friends covered all 400 miles in 4 days,
spending two nights in Maysville and
in Bowling Green. A few of the items they purchased along the way included a
wicker chair and coffee table, hog
old trunks, geos, three odd chairs, die cast cars, glassware, etc. (What in the world is a hog pot???)
SHOPPER WINNERS WERE:
Elise Myers of Gray, Georgia & Vicky Salmon of Hendersonville, Tennessee for
sharing their wonderful story.
Sophia, granddaughter of Tommy & Georgette Nugent of Pineville, Louisianna
for being one of our youngest shoppers.
all her purchases! What a great shopper she is. (featured on page 10)
WINNERS FOR SIGNING IN AND/OR FILLING OUT A SURVEY:
Suzanne Bryant of Sharon Grove, KY
Rebecca Park of Otisville, MI
Larry Staleys of Murphy, NC
Jolene Johnson of Beaver Dam, KY
L. Watts of Louisville, KY
Bart Moore of Waynesburg, KY
OF T-SHIRT AND FREE TANK OF GAS WENT TO ...
& Martha Lay of Jacksonville, Florida!
December 9, 2006 (8th Annual)
Shops stay open past their regular closing hour until 8:00 p.m. for the convenience of those wishing to shop in the evening.
Some serve refreshments, some offer free gift wrapping - new Holiday offerings abound.
For more information call: 606-759-7423 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org